26 Oct 20130 Comments
Finally turned the last corner and the quilt will be complete very shortly! Then it’ll be thrown into the washing machine for the final test!
20 Oct 20132 Comments
Confession: I suffer from over-confidence which means that even when I’ve done it before, I’ll make mistakes. Annoying mistakes that waste time and materials. Thinking that I’ve learned my lesson enough times, I played it safe with making the binding by not trying to do the endless loop method. I like the idea, but I […]
19 Oct 20132 Comments
I am about 2 hours from finishing the quilting on this which means that I now have to think about the binding. I didn’t have anything planned, so I went through my stash and picked out the above fabrics. I think I’m going to go with the purple. It feels more aligned with the colors […]
4 Oct 20132 Comments
Once again, an announcement has sent me rushing back to my ideas notebook on Evernote and old quilting magazines to find a lovely genderless baby quilt design that also reflects the personality of the future parents. I know I want to use Inklingo because a lot of the piecing will be done on my commute. […]
23 Sep 20130 Comments
Status of the skirt as of today: 1st panel – sewn and cut 2nd panel – sewn but NOT cut 3rd panel – sewn and 90% cut 4th panel – ironed and waiting for basting At the rate I’m going, it might be done before Thanksgiving!
22 Sep 20130 Comments
Fat Quarter Shop had this pattern in their latest email and it inspired me to create the above. It uses a 4.5″ HST from the 12″ Hunters Star collection and 4.5″ sashing. The border consists of equilateral triangles and 60 degree diamonds, but I’m not sure of their measurement at this time. It can easily […]
16 Sep 20131 Comment
I started this post a month ago! Finally got the pictures I wanted into the post and now it’s published. The last time I posted about this quilt, I was having trouble with the layout. Thanks to some really helpful suggestions, I removed the two palest blocks and replaced them with brighter blocks. Here are […]
29 Aug 20133 Comments
So I have another post in drafts about the Hunter’s Star quilt, but I just got a new thimble and I’m very excited about it! I bought it from Liu Xin, the self-styled thimble lady and it is so cool! Some interesting things to note. The thimble still had crud on the inside (probably the […]
14 Aug 20130 Comments
Thanks to CotSG, I’ve actually tried some hybrid piecing, though on the hunters star first. I love the idea of being able to use both machine and hand piecing, BUT I have a preference for hand sewing. I love its precision and portability. I like watching TV while sewing quietly. On the other hand (haha!), […]
27 May 20130 Comments
I’m considering the replacement of the two lightest blocks with brighter colors. If you look closely, you’ll see I’ve inserted two candidates from my stash. Unfortunately, I have to go to work, so I’ll have to make my decision and do my printing when I get home tonight. In the meantime, my commute is all […]
26 May 20134 Comments
So the patches are done and now I’m at this stage. I really can’t decide on how I want to put the blocks together and it’s really frustrating. What do you guys think? Are any of these combos working? Any other suggested layouts?